I consider myself an anglophile.  It could be because my first European vacation was a trip to London with hubby.  We had so much fun and I had an immediate crush on all things British.  In fact I’ve missed seeing other vacation-worthy European destinations due to my wanting to further tour England.

Image via 5th & State

I admire Charles Faudree’s perfect blend of English and French furniture and his clever way with accessories.  Where travel marries home decor influences in our home I’m about a 60/40 split between French and English, with English winning the floor.  That said, I don’t have a single Union Jack in the house!

This is what I visualize when I think of the Union Jack…

Bishopton Cottage

Who doesn’t love a thatched cottage?


These trunks from Amazon are pretty cute, although the colors seem a little washed out.  The large one could make a nice coffee table for a family room, what do you think?


Jan Constantine

Love the Keep Calm message (above) with the Union Jack background.

The image above is a nice combination of the French burlap shade and the Union Jack apron via Luciane at Home Bunch

Tommy Smythe

Best of both worlds! via Etsy

Inspiring Interiors ~ Australia


Slim Paley ~ ABC Carpets, New York

I have long admired the work of Marian of Miss Mustard Seed but when I saw this chest she refinished I knew she was not only talented but a fan of the Union Jack as well!

Mustard Seed Interiors

So, what  do you think?  Is the stove a bit much? 🙂

 I love the U.S.A. but I certainly enjoy the U.K. as well!

Happy Thursday!

I’m visiting French Country Cottage for the Friday Feathered Nest